All Things Hockey In The Carolinas

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hurricanes win big over a flock of helpless birds

Was it just me or did it look like ATL didn't really give a damn tonight? It looked like the Canes were playing the Raleigh IceCaps for large chunks of the game. Sad to see, really - a hockey team in the South imploding.. Luke mentioned that it was one of the smallest crowds he'd ever seen since writing for the team while the Thrash beat writer at the AJC is witnessing a team get kicked off the practice rink by their coach.

You can't just give in, can you? Even if the Hurricanes were definitely out of the playoffs, they certainly wouldn't lay down for any division opponent in their own house, would they? Whatever the case, the Canes will certainly be happy with their effort tonight. They appeared to layoff the heavy hitting and spent more time with cycling puck control. Atlanta was not hitting, not hustling and not mentally there for this game.

Any possible energy saved tonight will help against the Minnesota trappers Wild back home at the giant ATM tomorrow night in front of a rowdy, raucous Caniac Nation. Your last chance to see a Western conference team in Raleigh this season.